Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 14, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NINTH YEAR-NO- 12. LOCK HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KIXSLOE BROTIIKKS - I>(/BLISHEH9 CURRENT COMMENT. THE AFFAIRS AT WASHINGTON The toe dealers of Maine have out and boused an enormous crop, with anticipations of making tsmail sized fortunes next cummer. Al D now the Democratic mud batteries are all turned loose ou Secretary Wiudom. Naturally the efleet will be to ruake- the Secretary more popular and highly esteemed than ever. Henry M. Stanley will receive $150,-000 for his lectures in Eugland. lie ex. pects to make as muoh more iD this country. Be will devote the next three years to tbe rostrnm. Sara Bernhardt still persists in announcing that she will appear as the Virgin Mary iu a "Passion Play" of her own. This has caused much disgust in Paris, even among people who are not of a religiouB turn of mind. TflENewYoik Court of Appeals has decided that when a railroad is sued for damages growing out of its construction, it can offset the benefits arising from tbe construction of tbe road. The court says that only the net damages can be recovered. The death of Samuel B. Washburn, says tbe Portland Advertiser, leaves but oae remaining out of one of tbe most remarkable families eter reared in tbe United States. William D. is the last of the seven brothers who grew up on Israel Washburn's farm ia Livermore. Tbey were prize specimens of Maine's most noted products, men of brain and action. Dip anyone ever before hear of so many murders, outrages and ctime of every kind, aocounts of wbicb burden tbe newspapers at tbe present day ? In fact is there more or less considering tbe population and tbe activities of tbe day tbaB formerly ? It is a good question to examine. Is the number of crimes really greater or does it only appear so because every case is promptly reported ? John M. Thurston, tbe President of the Hationa] Republican League, regards Tennessee as well as West Virginia as debatable ground in tbe next Presidential election. Tennessee is full of Protectionists, and in tbe eastern balf of tbe State the Republicans bave probably a better organization, which bas existed ever since tbe war, tban is to be found anywhere else in the South. Electricity will be called in to help in tbe computation of tbe results of tbe census of 1880. Superintended Porter estimates that with tbe aid of an electric computing maobine which is to be ased, the totals of the census can be approximately known within twenty days after tbe statistics come in. He thinks that tbe work will be so promptly done that be will be able to announce by tbe first of August bow many of us compose the population. "Dear Irisb. Boy" To-Night. For a real gecuine Irish drama McCarthy and Reynolds' "Dear Irish Boy" is a leader. It will be presented at tbe Opera House to-night, and we bespeak for them a large attendance. Several Lock Haven persons bave seen the play elsewhere and are loud iu their praise of tbe merits of both play and company. The party were in Altoona last night, and tbe following notice is from to day's Times : 'Dan McCarthy, of 'True Irish HeartB' fame, produced bis new play, 'The Dear Irish Boy,' at tbe Opera Bouse last ovening to a good sized audience. 'The Dear Irish Buy' is built upon somewhat familiar Hiberciau lines. It is full of wit and song, bag-pipes and dance, and a vein of pathos runs through-iu a word it is a rolliuking Irish play. Gus Reynolds is classed as one of the best character actors in the profession, and in this play he sustains bis reputation, for bis Impersonation of Mike McClutcbey was a piece of acting seldom seen on the local stage, and he deserved the well-earned applause he received." Missionary Society Meeting;. The annual meeting of tbe Woman's Foreign Missionary Society ot Northumberland Presbytery, will be held at Wat-sontowd next Wednesday and Thursday. Tbe delegates from Great Island Presbyterian oburch, this city, will be Mrs. Mary R. Martin, and Mrs. Kate F. Gearhart. PKB SONAL PKKCILINQ8. Mr. and Mr*. Gearge Hoover, of Lock Haven, bave recently been visiting Mrs. H.'g mother, Mrs. Mary A. Hoover, in tbis place.-Bellefonte Gazette. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Swansdrey left yes-* terday for tbeir borne in tbe West after a pleasant visit with Clinton County friends, Tbey were accompanied on their return by Miss Hettio'.T. Reed. Mrs. John Otto, Sr., is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kinsloe, of West Water street. She is ou her way home to East Saginaw, Mich., from a visit to Washington sod tbe principal cities of Florida. A Political Clash of Considerable Warmth in the Senate. THE KACE QUESTION DISCUSSED Tbe Condition of the Colored People or tbe South Famishes the Subject for DHcos-sion, anil Several of the Giants of tbe Senate Tak� Part~Botler Denies That the Negro Is Oppressed. WAsniKOTON, March 13.-A heated political argument arose in Vae Satiate today and a reference by Mr. Eustis to statements made by Mr. Hoar in a speech yesterday to the effect that Louisiana bad passed laws making it a penal offense for a white man to associate with blacks on terms of equity, and providing for the Bale of black men found for a certain time out of work. Mr. Eustis challenged Hoar to produce a record of such a law, and the latter admitted he was in error as to Louisiana though he shewed that a similar measure had been paSBed by tbe Mississippi Legislature in 1865. Sherman's vehement speech. Tbe question turning upon tbe suffrage of tbe colored man, Mr. Sherman asked Eustis whither be did not know that tbe fifteenth amendment never would bave been proposed but for the fact that the laws of the Southern States were depriving tbe negroes of their right of citi zensbip. Eustis replied that it was bis honest conviction that all reconstruction measures, extreme legislation and constitutional amendments were adopted by the Republican party with tbe single object of Africanizing the South and maintaining political supremaoy. Sherman then in the course of a long and earnest speech, argued that the right of suffrage under tbe constitution is belonging to all men, and said they should be protected in that right whether tbey lived in the No.th or South. The North had none but tbe kindest feelings for the people of the South, and no feeling of hatred existed as claimed by some. butler's refly*. Mr. Butler replied to Sherman. He denied tbe charge of oppression of the colored people and bad government made against the South, and said that some outrages complained of so vehemently as being practiced in tbe South were occurring repeatedly iu the Northern States without protest. Oklahoma's government. In the House to day the bill providing a form of government for the Territory of Oklahoma -was passed by a vote of 160 to 25. LOCK HAVEN TO MILWAUKEE. The Quick Time Made Between the Two Cities, Via "Chicago Limited." Special Correspondence Evening Express. Milwaukee, Wis., Maroh 12. On the 4th inst., in tbe gray of early dawn, I left your city for Harrisburg where I arrived about 12 o'clock m. after an uneventful journey. Here, in the waiting room of the handsome new depot, I impatiently awaited the arrival of the New York and Chicago Limited, meanwhile beguiling the time by watching the masses ol humanity aB they surged to and fro. It is intensely interesting to study character from the different countenances one encounters in traveling. Here is a group of happy children ! There a widow in her trailing weeds of woe ! utter dejection depicted upon her face. Yonder is a woman who sacrifices home interests, the future welfare of ber children, and her eternal happiness upon the altar of fashion ! What care sbe that people are literally starving, mentally and physically, if only sbe can bo adorned with the lateBt fad of that inexorable old dame "Style," whom so many of us fain would follow ? Here is a man who is fond of making a display of his jewelry, his money and his lack of brains I Tbe laBt, of oourse, unconsciously. Long before be reaohes the ticket window be takes from a well filled wallet a roll of greenbacks and ostentatiously advances to the window shaking them in his band. Now be holds them behind his back for all to soe this indication of his greatness. Now be dislodges that immense wallet from some iouer pocket and displays more bills, one of which be drops upon the floor and immediately covers with his foot, lest he should be robbed. All! here at last is the dude with his vacant expression, his eye-glasses, his incipient moustache, bis pantaloons balf a yard wide, and bis attenuated form enveloped in an overcoat whieh bas a deep cape, "Because it is so English, you know." At precisely 3:30 o'clock p. m. the New York and Chicago Limited was announced, it being half an hour late, and I was soon whirling away over tho Pennsylvania Central. This train is composed entirely of Pullman palace cars, and an extra fare is charged to Pittsburg, but it is a m->st luxurious way of traveling and (would heartily recommend it to those coming West. Tbe parlor, dining, toilet, observation and library cars, in fact all, are elegantly appointed, and all are vesti-buled. The upholstering of brocade silk plush, very delicate aud beautiful. The carpets are of velvet brussels; tbe door ways curtained with garnet plusb. Tbe carving and moulding are exquisite; steam heat and electric lights are used; eaeh section is provided with an electric bell, in short all the appurtenances are superb. The employes were uuiformly courteous, and tbe colored porters and the waiting maid appeared to anticipate the wants of all. The scenery was grand to say tbe least, and were it not for this ever shifting panorama of bill and dale, and the gentle, un-dulatory motion of the cars one might easily imagine tbe swiftly moving car a stationary parlor. The first stop after leaving Harrisburg is Altoona. Here the great iron monster rested for a few moments, and tben we were off again like a Hush. About 11:30 p. m. we readied Pittsburg, and bad another short rest. Here the parlor was transferred into a sleeping apartment. Outside tbe snow was falling rapidly, but the storm without only rendered tbe light and warmth within more pleasant. I retired for tbe night with a sense of security, and for a while lay awake listening to the storm beating against the windows, the moan of tbe winds, and tho occasional blood-ourdling shriek that issued from tbe throat of our iron steed as on we sped through the blackness of tbe storm and night, and then I knew no more until broad day and we were passing through more snow in Indiana. Soon the clouds disappeared and a lovely landscape pre-sen:ed itself to view. Chicago was reached at 10 o'clock a. m., end here I bid adieu to the Limited, and at 11:30 took tho train for Milwaukee, where I arrived at 2:20 p. nr., Maroh 5th. Fast traveling. a thriving and beautiful city. Milwaukee is indeed a beautiful oity, with its magnifiicent residences, public buildings, wide avenues lined with trees, and lovely suburban settlements with their many palatial homes. The city occupies a commanding situation on a height of ground overlooking Milwaukee Bay (which is seven miles from point to point) and bas three navigable rivors whioh divide the city and afford eighteen miles of dockage. Tbe facilities for traffic are excellent and its growth bas been rapid. Tbe population, including connected suburbs, is 225,000. The increase of population in ten years is 109,000 Milwaukee has 14 railroad linCB, 103 daily passenger trains; 19 street railway lines; 11 steamship lines; 135 miles of improved Btreets; 4G3 acres of public parks; 111 churches; 104 schools and a public library of 50,235 volumes, (1880 ) Tho day following my arrival I enjoyed a drive to the Soldiers' Home, in the South Side. Wo went by way of Nationa' avenue. The Home and Hospital build ings are of cream stone and are beautifully located and of magnifjoent architectural design. Thoy are surrounded by a beautiful park where, iu summer, the celebrated Home band givcB daily open air ooncerts. There are 1990 inmates in the building just named, and they bave ail the modern conveniences and no doubt live a happy life. Their library oooupies two rooms, and inoludes all the standard authors; so these soldiers need not want for intellectual companionship. Returning we came by way of Grand avenue. The sleighing was grand, the air keon and invigorating as it came from the lake, and everyone seemed happy. The gayly caparisoned horses, the morry bells, the bright, eager faces, the pompous drivers who manipulate tbe reins so skill-fully-all contributed to tho enjoyment of the occasion. Recently I enjoyed a drive to Wauwata-sa, an ideal village six miles from tbe centre of the city. The County Hospital for tho Insane, the Poor House and Sanitarium aro all located at this place. The buildings are grand and tbe grounds must be beautiful in summer. A long avenue leads to the Sanitarium. It is bordered on each side by trees whoso branches inter twine overhead. So far your correspondent is very favorably impressed with Milwaukee. More anon. n. Tbe Golden �n�let. Extensive preparations are being made at Allentown for tbe meeting of the Kuigbts of the Golden Eagle on Tuesday, April 1st. Thus far Bixty oommauderios bave been assigned quarters in the town as well as a number of castles. Decorators are already at work on the arches and decorations which aro to bo elaborate. Crescent Commandory of this city, will be there with a band and tbe members hope to have Lock Haven named aB the place ol meeting next year. Improvements on the Avenae, The largo frame building on Bullefonto avenue owned by Samuel Christ aud rc-cenUj vacated by the Furniture Company, is boiug remodeled aud changed so as to be used as dwelling houses. Joseph Rokenbvode baa charge of the carpenter work. EPITOME OF E7ENTS. Local Items Taken Prom Out Beportert Note Book. WHAT HE GOT OS HIS B0UJSDS. A Large Party-The ftobins are Tlere-Interferes Willi Btulneas-wm Hake a Fine Drive-Improvement* on the Avenue-Fire Brick Works-Preparing for the Assessments. Last nlgbt a very large party was held at the hospitable residence of John D. Mc-Clintock, on High street, Tbe oooasion was a surprise gotten up in honor of Mrs. MoClintock, and about 70 persons were present to make up the social gathering. Tbe gnests composed the young and old and middle aged, and tbe evening was one of genuine pleasure, the time being occupied in those amusements suiting the taste of each and all. As usual on such occasions, refreshments were served in abundance about midnight, to Which the hungry man did ample justice. Games and amusements were continued until each and every one tired for sleep and began wending their way homeward. Many thanks were extended the host and hoBtess for the manner in which they were entertained. No doubt the most interesting feature of the evening was when the escorts attempted to pilot the fair oneB home, as the night, (or morning) was very dark, tbe streets muddy, and it was almost impossible to keep tbe sidewalks. At all events everybody seemed happy. Cu-ught ou a Shaft. A lad named Daniel Taylor met a horrible death in a picture frame factory at Williamsport yesterday morning. Tbe boy's clothing caught on a shaft which was revolving at tbe rate of 300 revolutions a minute, and he was whirled around his body striking against tbe timber above until be was almost lifeless. Tbe machinery was stopped and tbe boy removed from tbe shaft as quickly as possible and doctors called to bis aid, but his deatb resulted in one hour later. Tbe body was terribly mangled and bruised, the limbs broken in several places, and the right arm almost torn off. Young Taylor was about 15 years old. Elected Cashier. At a meeting of the Board ot Directors of the State Bank of Lock Haven, Mr. W. A. Simpson, Jr., was chosen cashier to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Col. McClnre. Mr. I. A. Shaffer, Jr., has been appointed teller to fill a raeancy caused by Mr. Simpson's promotion. Mr. Simpson has bad several years experience in the bank, is a popular young man and his many friends will be pleased to bear of his appointment aB cashier. Itlver Mews. There was a three foot flood at Clearfield this morning. Rain fell there during the night, but turned to snow this morning. The river here to-day is at a good stage for rafting, but no rafts are reported on tbe way yet. A few short logs came floating into the boom last night and it is quite likely tbere will be a good run of logs by this evening. -. * � T he Work Progressing. Laying track between streets oontinnea in Williamsport by tbe Fenna. Company's men. Tbe railroad men expect tbe injunction to be removed next Tuesday when tbey can tben proceed with tbeir work. It is learned from good authority that the road will be extended to Queen's Run as fast as postible and will be completed early in the summer. The Kobios Are Here. For several days large numbeis of robins have been seen In and about tbis city, and their appearance is said to be a sure harbinger of tbe near approaob of spring. As a general thing a storm of rain mixed with sleet and snow prevails about tbe time tbe robins make tbeir appearance. i*ot Admitted. Albert Andrews, tbe murderer confined in the Bellefonte jail is not allowed to bave so many callers as Hopkins did. Tbe only persons admitted to his cell are his keepers, spiritual adviser and relatives. Tbe refusal of admittance to others is in accordance with an order of the court. Fnneral of a Veteran. Tho funeral of John A. Ward took place yesterday afternoon, the services being conducted at the bouse by Rev. G. W. Gerhard. At tbe grave the Grand Army burial services was conducted by the officials of that organization. Commenced Housekeeping. Mr. J. E. Sohrook and Miss Linnie Wolf were married at Midland Park, N. J., on the 27tb of Februaiy, and have commonced housekeeping iu this city. Their residence is on West Bald Eaglu street. Bo ugbt a Type Witter. A Remington type writer has been added to the office appliances for labor saving at tho First National bank. PUNGENT POT POUKEI. A Miscellaneous Mixture of Sense and Nonsense -Sn street the coming summer. Preparing- For tbe Assessments. Aeting Commissioners Clerk, M. W. Herr, is now preparing tbe blanks and books wbicb will be used by tbe assessors throughout tbe oounty -in making tbe annual assessments. The work is usually begun about April 1st. Fiie Brick Works, A new plant for tbe manufacture ol fire brick is to be established at Johnsonburg, Elk county. The Clarion Breeze says tbe capital stock will be t7o,000, and that Armstrong, of the pulp works, is Interested in the conoern. Interferes With Basloeu. The continuous rainy and stormy weather interfere considerably with business, and especially with outdoor work. Building operatioas are retarded, and there is a general desire for settled weather and clear skies.